Teacher Assistant - Special Education
Dallas Independent School District - Dallas, TX

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Date Available:
immediately
  • Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays
  • Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom and prepare classroom according to student needs
  • Help with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment
  • Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports
  • Provide orientation and assistance to substitutes teachers
  • Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting or positioning
  • Assist students with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene
  • Assist with classroom curriculum
  • Help manage behavior of students which includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student behavior as needed
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student¬ís special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs
  • Work with individual students or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher
  • Help supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom which includes lunchroom, bus and playground duty
  • Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings and special events as assigned
  • Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Accredited Senior High School Diploma or equivalent (U.S.A. equivalency) , plus one of the following: Associate degree, 48 college credit hours, pass an academic assessment
  • Paraprofessional certificate required from State Board of Certification
  • Successful completion of a specific training program for teacher assistants or six months of knowledge and skills acquired through work experience preferred
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of child growth/development and behavior characteristics
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse ethnic groups
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills required to meet the goals of the position
  • Demonstrated initiative and a willingness to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills both in oral and written form
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with disabilities
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Application Procedure:
Apply online

Other Information:
Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to current District promotional policy and compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the Executive Director, Human Resources. A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

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